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Seaman 1A

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Job summary

£29735 - £32900
Anywhere in Scotland
Around 40.00 per week
Closing Date
09 December 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Seaman 1A within Marine Scotland based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

There are currently vacancies available for the post of Seaman 1A based on board our vessels. The posts are primarily based on our Research Vessels MRV Alba Na Mara and MRV Scotia, although it is expected that the successful candidate will also be prepared to work on the protection vessels if required. MRV Alba Na Mara and MRV Scotia are 27 metres and 69 metres in length respectively.  Research cruises vary in length, but generally are no more than 22 days.

The Marine Protection Vessels are Minna, Jura and Hirta. Minna is 47 metres in length and both Jura and Hirta are 84 metres in length. These vessels carry out patrols which normally last no more than 21 days.

All vessels work double crewing manning allowing for trip on/trip off rostering.

Qualifications Required
•  Able Seaman 
•  Navigational Watch Rating Certificate
•  All relevant STCW certification including Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
• Valid ENG 1 (Unrestricted).

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out. Please ensure all qualifications are listed. 

Essential Criteria
1. Fishing industry experience including net mending.
2. Confidence in all aspects of deck maintenance and awareness of the safe working practices required.
3. Fast rescue craft and/or RIB handling experience.
4. Experience of operating davits, winches and cranes.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Zoom' app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Mari Valli or Lewis Mitchell at mscompliancebsu@gov.scot.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact HR Resourcing at recruitment@gov.scot.  


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